- Ibrahim Sodeeq, a visually impaired boy from Oyo state, has demonstrated a brilliant skill by riding a bicycle
- Sodeeq made the demonstration of his skill along Isemi-Ile road, Okeho, on Friday, January 24
- The brilliant boy was a good bicycle rider before he became bling in 2010
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A visually impaired boy, Ibrahim Sodeeq, has been receiving accolades for his extraordinary ability to ride a bicycle despite his condition.
Briefly.co.za's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that the 22-year-old boy who hails from Isale-Oke, Saki West local government area of Oyo state has no doubt made his disability a great source of empowerment.
During a practical demonstration of the riding exercise that took place at his hostel premises at Off Adegbite road along Isemi-Ile road, Okeho, on Friday, January 24, Sodeeq said he was a perfect and professional bicycle rider before he became blind in 2010.
He said before he became blind he used to ride bicycles within the town and also to the nearest towns, villages, and communities.
Sodeeq, a JSS2 student at Awoyemi Commercial High School Okeho, said he only lost his outer eyes but his inner eyes have been of great help.
He also said that he could weave, make beads and bags, and also engage in other entrepreneurial activities that help foot his bills and sponsor his education.
On the current situation of his blindness, Sodeeq said though he was not happy and felt bad when he became a blind person in 2010, he is now happy because his blindness has encouraged him to do things he could not believe he could do.
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The 22-year-old aspired journalist said he prays and aspires to become a great media personality and newscaster.
He urged people with no disabilities to see people with disabilities as creatures of God who should not be condemned because of their current challenges.
Sodeeq called on government at all levels to include the handicaps in their scheme of things, adding that they were only disabled but not mentally imbalanced.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the United States embassy in Nigeria has recognised a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.
A social activist, Olusola is always focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.
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